NZ Corriedale Natural White Wool Sliver - 1.80 oz.
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Natural White CORRIEDALE wool sliver from New Zealand.
Great for next to the skin garments.
Soft and easy to spin or felt.
Corriedale is a very easy fiber to spin. When I go to demonstrate spinning, I love to spin Corriedale because it is one of those fibers that I can spin without looking at. This frees me up to talk to the people that are watching my demonstration. Since it practically spins itself, it is easy for my to teach people to spin!
Micron 27-30, Staple length approx. 4 1/4 in.
Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woolen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted or crocheted garments.
Ashford Corriedale sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep. We know many of the farmers � some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for.
After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fiber length, bulk and color is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed.
It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent. The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. The fiber is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibers and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.
Above description is from Ashford's website.